Jillian Michaels Hoping to Become a Mom in the Next Year
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Jillian Michaels Hoping to Become a Mom in the Next Year

After her December announcement that she would be leaving The Biggest Loser to focus on starting a family, fitness guru Jillian Michaels reveals that she’s in the middle of the adoption process.

“I’d like to take a year off of television and really focus on – I’m in the middle of the adoption process – and really focus on that and hopefully becoming a mother in the next year and putting all my energy into that for awhile,” Jillian tells Access Hollywood.

“I’ve completed all of my paperwork; I’ve had all of my physicals; I’ve been checked by the FBI – you have no idea!” Jillian says of the grueling adoption process.

Now, all Jillian has to do is wait for that phone call.“That could be anywhere from six months to a year. I’m in a pilot program for the Democratic Republic of Congo so we’ll see,” she says. “Then you get your referral and then you have to try to bring your kid back home.”

And when it comes to adopting a boy or girl, Jillian doesn’t have a preference. “I’m 36! Do you hear the clock? It doesn’t matter! As long as there’s a little teeny person with me, I’ll be good.”

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